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Dell inspiron 1501 touchpad


I have this Notebook, I can scroll on the touch pad but It won't click on it , I have to click on the left pad to communicate

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Re: Dell inspiron 1501 touchpad

The problem that you are having is that you need a touch pad driver to communicate right. you can find that on your dell website. search the model that is on your dell laptop.

hope that solves your question.

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Go to enter the computer service tag and get the drivers for the touchpad from there. Also update the BIOS of your computer to the most recent version. In most cases a part replacement is not needed and the issue should be fixed.

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